31 Days of Halloween Day 24: Michigan Central Station


Only 7 days until Halloween!

Throughout the month of October I’ll be posting once a day with something to get you into the Halloween spirit, including movie and book reviews, real haunted places, occult topics and more. Come back each day and join in the fun!

Michigan Central Station
Photo credit: John Hardwick

Detroit is home to quite a few buildings that now stand as empty husks, but even among them Michigan Central Station is unique. Construction was completed back in 1913, just as the Motor City was beginning to rightfully earn its now-tragic name. The architecture is Beaux-Arts, making it look majestic even today.

Still, it’s what lurks inside that makes Michigan Central Station such an interesting subject, especially during the Halloween season.

During the 1940s Michigan Central Stations was abuzz with activity, thanks to 200 trains departing from it daily. Today, the 18 floors are still active, but not with life. There’s no telling just how many people experienced traumatic events in the building or how many deaths happened inside or around the structure, especially with all of the trains, travelers and the notorious Mob operating in the city.

Some ghost hunters visit the station and claim evidence of ghost trains, apparitions, EVPs and more. The place looks scary and fascinating at the same time, like the perfect set piece for a Batman film. Hopefully someone one day restores the place, preserving the beauty that at the moment is smoldering under graffiti and grime.

Would you spend the night in Michigan Central Station?

Do you believe in ghosts?

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